Donald Trump Files $500 Million Lawsuit Against Univision
Donald Trump has filed a massive lawsuit against Univision after the television network announced that it will not broadcast the Miss USA pageant.
The pageant was set to air on NBC and Univision on July 12, but both networks have dropped the telecast over Trump‘s recent comments on Mexican immigrants.
The lawsuit was filed in New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday and Trump, who is an owner of the Miss Universe Organization, is seeking $500 million.
“Nothing that I stated was different from what I have been saying for many years. I want strong borders, and I do not support or condone illegal immigration. There is a high level of crime occurring in this country due to unchecked illegal immigration. This is a major security issue for the United States,” Trump said in a new statement (via Variety). “Additionally, the terrible trade deals our government is routinely entering into with Mexico are causing great financial harm to our country. We are losing a huge number of jobs, manufacturing opportunities and money due to poorly negotiated trade deals, a fact that undisputable. That won’t happen if I become president— this disturbing trend will end and it will end quickly.”